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Putney

Zinovieff, Sofka2018
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Ralph Boyd's first glimpse of 9 year-old Daphne will be etched on his mind forever. Dark, teasing, slippery as mercury, she seems neither boy nor girl, but a sprite or something elemental. An up-and-coming composer, Ralph is visiting the writer Edmund Greenslay at his riverside home in Putney to discuss a collaboration. In its colourful rooms and unruly garden, Ralph finds an intoxicating world of sensuous ease and bohemian abandon that captures the mood of the moment. Entranced, he knows he will return. But Ralph is twenty-five and Daphne is only a child, and even in the liberal 1970s a fast-burgeoning relationship between a man and his friend 's daughter must be kept secret. Years later, after a turbulent youth and a failed marriage, Daphne watches her twelve-year-old daughter Libby mimic the gestures of adult sexuality, and is finally forced to confront her own childhood and its shocking truths.
Main title:
Putney / Sofka Zinovieff.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Bloomsbury Circus, 2018.©2018
Collation:
370 pages ; 22 cm.
ISBN:
9781408895764 (paperback)
Dewey class:
823.92
Language:
English
BRN:
340976
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryPaperbacksZOnloan - Due: 07 Mar 2023
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